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Uninsured charity shop burglar escapes to the seaside by tricycle (Rousse)

I noticed that my donation was still not on display several days after  I left it for sale at the charity shop. In fact, it looked like the shop was possibly out of business. I was pretty sure that the … Continue reading

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A purple lacy fluffy cardigan (Rousse)

EM was struggling to finish knitting a purple fluffy cardigan. She was concerned that she was dropping stitches all over the place. ‘Don’t worry’, I said, with hope in my voice. ‘Nobody will notice. You’ve just created an original lacy … Continue reading

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Simon Le Bon and Duran Duran play Birmingham University reunion

I sat next to Simon Le Bon – and opposite Nick Rhodes and John Taylor – in a club with other former classmates following Duran Duran’s performance at our University reunion. Simon feigned attention in my tale about a friend … Continue reading

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Wooden man wouldn’t stop (Belle)

A new trendy all-night members’ club had opened around the corner in Deptford. I went to view the facilities. Although I was only a guest, this didn’t stop me from shouting very loudly at a drunken, noisy woman. I put … Continue reading

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Spaceship flies over Edinburgh and pensioners enjoy the Paris nightwear walk Pierrot-style (Rousse)

I was running very late when I bumped into MT near the Pleasance. I hadn’t seen him for over thirty years and had no idea that he was now working at the University of Edinburgh. I thought he was still … Continue reading

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A bargain cashmere cache (Rousse)

I found an old-fashioned hand-knitted royal blue cashmere cardigan inside the envelope sent to me by BB. The price-tag on it said £25. Although it was tiny and wouldn’t fit me, I thought that that the cardigan might be suitable … Continue reading

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A cancelled dip in the pool and a missing cashmere cardigan (Rousse)

LC picked me up in her car. Two of her blond grandchildren were bouncing up and down on the back seat with a couple of their little friends, a dark-haired brother and sister set. When we reached the gym the … Continue reading

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Jane Garvey acrobat commentary, bad taste in clothes, and slum living (Rousse)

Even with Jane Garvey providing the commentary, the Chinese acrobatic performance was dull, dull, dull. Indeed, it was so tedious that I could feel myself drifting off to sleep in my seat. The looks that my neighbours cast my way … Continue reading

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Friday afternoons in academia (Rousse)

If the funding councils knew how we spent our Friday afternoons, they would probably close us down immediately. A selection of my favourite colleagues – including MR, AM (normally resident at another university), JLW (not an academic) and an American … Continue reading

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Boden cardigan birthday surprise (Rousse)

I was appalled at the sight that greeted me when I walked into the kitchen to make my morning cup of tea. There were mountains of washing-up, and a dusting of icing sugar covered all surfaces. Then I saw a … Continue reading

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